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Second Lieutenant Sydney Bowler

2/LT (second Lieutenant) Sydney Bowler was born in 1890 in Odd Rode, he was christened on the 2nd October 1890 in All Saints Church, Odd Rode, he was one of seven children to John Charles and Elizabeth Bowler (nee Leese), John and Elizabeth married in 1876 in St Johns Church, Buglawton. Sydneyís father was a Farmer and in 1911 the family lived at Brick House Farm, Scholar Green.

Sydneyís occupation was an assistant teacher and he was unmarried.


There are no surviving service records for Sydney so we have no details of when or where he enlisted or when he went to France; the only survive records is his Medal Index Card, we do know that he was killed on 21st October 1917 in Belgium age 27 years and that he is buried in Gwalia Cemetery, Belgium.

Medal Card